ON Honours Past, Present Military Service by Indigenous People

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Toronto — Greg Rickford, Minister of Indigenous Affairs issued the following statement in recognition of Indigenous Veterans Day: “It`s day to remember and show gratitude to the thousands of Indigenous Veterans and those currently serving in the military who have helped keep our country safe in times of war and military conflict. First Nations, Inuit and Métis people have fought …

Celebrating Indigenous Nurses Day 

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Ottawa – Minister of Indigenous Services, Patty Hajdu issued the following statement today: “At every stage of our healthcare journey—from birth to death and everything in between—nurses play an invaluable role in supporting patients and their families. Nurses are on the front lines: providing essential services and comfort during the toughest moments of healing and grief. As we begin National …

Measures taken to prevent gun violence, ban assault-style firearms

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Ottawa – Canadians deserve to be safe in their communities. That’s why the Government of Canada is taking action on gun violence with a comprehensive plan that gets firearms off our streets and puts more resources into our neighbourhoods, while respecting hunters and law-abiding gun owners. A central part of this work is addressing the assault-style firearms that have been …

Increasing mental health literacy among coaches, sports leaders

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Funding supports the Coaching Association of Canada’s new project to support mental health and sport Ottawa – The Government of Canada is committed to promoting positive mental health for everyone, particularly those who face disproportionate challenges accessing mental health supports because of discrimination, socio-economic status or social exclusion. David McGuinty, MP for Ottawa South, on behalf of Carolyn Bennett, Minister …

Trudeau announces $800m for 4 Indigenous-led conservation initiatives

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Montréal – Indigenous Peoples have been caring for the lands and waters of Canada since time immemorial. First Nations, Inuit, and Métis have unique relationships with nature and knowledge of responsible stewardship as a way of life. By working together and supporting Indigenous Peoples in protecting more nature across the country, we are continuing to listen to their voices and …

Ottawa to support youth mental health under $100m Covid-19 med help

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Funding is part of a commitment of $100 million to support those most affected by COVID-19 Ottawa – There is no health without mental health. While many Canadians struggle with mental health issues, certain groups in Canada are more likely to face disproportionate challenges accessing mental health supports because of racism, discrimination, socio-economic status or social exclusion. The Government of Canada …

Addressing systemic discrimination in Canadian justice system

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Ottawa – The overrepresentation of Indigenous people in the criminal justice system is a serious and complex issue rooted in systemic racism and the legacy of colonialism. The Government of Canada is committed to advancing reconciliation with Indigenous peoples and to developing, in consultation and collaboration with Indigenous partners, provinces, and territories, an Indigenous Justice Strategy (IJS) that is informed …

Trudeau reflects on legacy of residential schools National Day for Truth and Reconciliation

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Ottawa – If you need someone to talk to, a National Residential School Crisis Line offers emotional support and crisis referral services for residential school Survivors and their families. Call the toll-free Crisis Line at 1-866-925-4419. This service is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. The Hope for Wellness Help Line also offers support to all Indigenous …

Toronto ready to administer bivalent Covid-19 booster doses

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Toronto – Ontario Ministry of Health issued recommendations for the use of the Moderna Spikevax® Bivalent (50mcg) COVID-19 vaccine (bivalent) and Toronto Public Health (TPH) is prepared for the next phase of its vaccination campaign. More information is available on the Province’s newsroom webpage . Beginning today, at 8 a.m., COVID-19 bivalent booster dose appointments at TPH vaccination clinics are available …

Recognizing National Day for Truth & Reconciliation on Sept 30

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​BRAMPTON – Residents are invited to join the City of Brampton in recognizing Canada’s National Day for Truth and Reconciliation on Friday, September 30, 2022. The National Day for Truth and Reconciliation seeks to understand the impact and intergenerational harm that residential schools have caused to Indigenous families and nations, and to honour the First Nations, Inuit and Métis lives …